Police Blotter

Compiled by Judy Thompson

 

The following report is taken from information provided by the Lewistown Police Department and does not represent the total scope of police activity. All persons are innocent until proven guilty.

 

Aug. 25

• At 12:48 a.m. a 911 caller reported an erratic semi driver swerving all over the road and then stopped in the middle of the road. The caller said the semi was tailgating her and flashing the lights at her. The Judith Basin County Office and the Montana Highway Patrol were advised.

• At 9:18 a.m. a 911 caller reported there was a group of people by the walking trail and Pine St watching a cat in a tree. 

• At 10 a.m. a person reported a suspicious vehicle parked in the 100 block of Main St It looked like it had bullet holes in the windshield. Officers responded. 

• At 11:28 a.m. a person reported a female had her hat and was refusing to give it back. The person was at the female’s front door and she would not answer the door. 

• At 4:14 p.m. a person reported a pickup dragging its muffler on East Fork Rd. The person was concerned it may spark and start a fire. 

 

Aug. 26

• At 1:07 a.m. a 911 caller reported it sounded like someone was trying to get into her house. Officers responded and were unable to locate anyone.

• At 1:51 a.m. a 911 caller reported a male took his glasses and smashed them. Officers responded. 

• At 2:03 a.m. a 911 caller reported a female sitting in the ditch at MM 50. The Fergus County Sheriff’s Office was advised and a deputy responded.

• At 3:05 p.m. a person reported a male in a wheel chair was in the middle of the street. Officers responded.

 

Aug. 27

• At 12:53 a.m. a person reported she could hear people drag racing. Officers responded, located a male on a motorcycle and arrested him for DUI.

• At 9:34 a.m. a person requested Salvation Army assistance with getting a hotel room for the evening.

• At 10:12 a.m. an employee reported a marijuana odor coming from a hotel room. Officers responded.

• At 12:51 p.m. a 911 caller reported a dog was inside a car with the windows barely cracked, and the dog was crying. Officers responded.

• At 9:12 p.m. a person reported a male driving a pickup speeding around town, revving his engine and squealing his tires. Officers located the male and warned him.

• At 9:30 p.m. a person reported a neighbor throwing antifreeze on the grass between the two yards and his dog was licking it up. Officers responded.

 

Aug. 28

• At 3:05 a.m. a person reported her TV was off before 3 a.m. and thinks someone may have been in her house. Officers spoke with the person. 

• At 10:39 a.m. a 911 caller reported a power pole on fire in Petroleum County. The Winnett Fire Department and Fergus Electric Cooperative responded.

• At 2:09 p.m. a person reported smoke coming from a pit in a back yard. The Lewistown Fire Department responded and extinguished the fire.

• At 3:08 p.m. a 911 caller reported a grass fire in the ditch east of Lewistown. The Lewistown Fire Department responded.

• At 6:27 p.m. a person requested to know if they could have a fire in a pit. The person was advised they could not have a fire due to the Stage 2 fire restrictions.

• At 7:42 p.m. an employee of a pawn shop called to advise some items were pawned at his shop and the  items belonged to a female who had been robbed. The Judith Basin County Deputy contacted the employee.  

• At 8 p.m. a person reported a kitten stuck in a neighbor’s RV. Officers responded.

• At 8:58 p.m. a person reported a house had a recreational fire burning. The Lewistown Fire Department responded.

 

Aug. 29

• At 8:03 a.m. a person reported a male holding a sign and swaying into vehicles along the street. Officers responded and spoke with the male, who agreed to move on. 

 

Aug. 30 

• At 2:07 a.m. a person reported her TV turned off at 2 a.m. and it was supposed to turn off at 3 a.m. Officers were advised.

• At 2:33 p.m. a person reported a male was posing as a bank agent and requesting money to close a loan. The Judith Basin County deputy was advised.

• At 4:51 p.m. a 911 caller reported a dog in a car and the windows were rolled up. Animal Control responded

• At 5:50 p.m. a person reported he believed he had discovered a meth lab. The Judith Basin County Sheriff’s deputy and a Montana Highway Patrol trooper responded. The Judith Basin County Sheriff’s deputy advised it was a logging camp and not a meth lab.

 

 

Aug. 31

• At 12:11 p.m. a 911 caller reported a female was bucked off a horse and had a broken pelvis. The Winnett Ambulance, the Petroleum County deputy and the HELP flight were called and all responded. 

• At 7:15 p.m. a person reported a male sleeping on the sidewalk between her home and the church. Officers responded. 

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